variants or less commonly Emergency Use Authorization
plural emergency use authorizations also Emergency Use Authorizations
: an authorization granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during a public health emergency that allows for the use of a drug or other medical product prior to its full approval
Under section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), when the Secretary of HHS declares that an emergency use authorization is appropriate, FDA may authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in an emergency …—fda.gov
Especially during a shortage, much of the red tape needs to be cut away, much as formal review processes for new vaccines and drugs gave way to Emergency Use Authorizations during the pandemic.—Marc Siegel
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer booster for this age group …—Aidin Vaziri
Examples of emergency use authorization in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThis method was also used for the three COVID-19 vaccines that received approval or emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA.—Michael Menna, Verywell Health, 19 Oct. 2023 Two sources indicated the FDA is exploring the possibility of granting the boosters a full approval license instead of an emergency use authorization, a departure from the approach used for previous Covid vaccine authorizations.—Monica Alba, NBC News, 6 Sep. 2023 Both Moderna’s and Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccines are approved for people 12 years and older, and have an emergency use authorization for children under 12.—Alice Park, Time, 26 Sep. 2023 The vaccine was granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA for people aged 16 and up on December 11, 2020.—Geetika Gupta, Verywell Health, 15 Mar. 2023 Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for an over-the-counter combo Covid-flu test.—Erica Sweeney, Men's Health, 13 May 2023 That is borne out in the hundreds of emergency use authorizations from the Food and Drug Administration for SARS-CoV-2 tests.—Nate Trela, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2023 Those two vaccines will be available under an emergency use authorization for children 11 years old and younger, as will the Novavax vaccine, which is authorized for use in people 12 and older.—Helen Branswell, STAT, 25 Aug. 2023 Using this emulation framework, our team used the EMR data infrastructure at our institution to evaluate five different monoclonal antibodies for which the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization to treat COVID-19.—Erin McCreary, The Conversation, 5 Apr. 2023 See More
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: an authorization granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during a public health emergency that allows for the use of a drug or medical product prior to its full approval
During the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization of IV neuraminidase inhibitors for hospitalized patients with influenza, creating a need for rapid decision analyses to help guide use.—Bruce Y. Lee et al., The American Journal of Managed Care
Based on these initial findings, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the emergency use of remdesivir for the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.—Richard T. Eastman et al., American Chemical Society Central Science
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